S.C.T.U. 537 Quarterly Report
June – July – August 2014
Organizational/Leadership Activities = O/L
June 24th Board Meeting one hour before regular meeting – AmVets
July 15th Board Meeting at members house
July 22nd Regular meeting at Sweet Arrow Lake
August 11th Board Meeting at members house
August 25th Regular meeting at Sweet Arrow Lake
June 27th Tredegar Corp. Marlin – used equipment sale and chapter merchandise
July 28th –August 1st week long selling chapter merchandise and memberships. Sold two different tear off tickets
August 28th Stream improvement clean up at Tri-Valley High School
Report from chapters Schuylkill River Project. Still getting permission from land owners to get access.
Educational Activities =
June 4th – June 5th Did last day of school programs for each T.I.C. School – native brook trout and fly tying
June 19th Members fly tying and fly fishing for Norm Thornbury Conservation Camp
June 21st Members fly tying program for Locust Lake State Park
July 4th Members fish fry and helped kids under 16 fish at Locust Lake State Park
Juyl 23rd Members helped 40 kids fish for sun fish at Friedensburg Fish & Game
Grant Opportunities – We are waiting on permission from landowners to gain access to our project.
S.C.T.U. 537 PA TROUT MAGAZINE
Thinking the next quarter will be a little more relaxing. It turned out to be anything but.
June started out slow with two programs in two of our T.I.C. schools; June 4th at Williams Valley High School and June 5th at Tri-Valley High School. These students, even though the last day of school for the year was on their minds, they were very interested in our programs which were on Native Brook trout and fly tying.
June 19th we had Norm Thornburg Conservation Camp with teaching fly casting and fly tying. The Game Commission then came and showed how to tranquilize a two year bear that was captured the night before. All campers had the opportunity to touch the bear and watched while a tooth was extracted.
At our board meeting before our regular meeting we went over some fund raisers we would like to run to make up the extra money needed to go cover our activities until the end of the year.
June 27th found us at Tredegar Corporation 3rd annual safety day were our TU members greeted the public and did some fly tying demonstrations.
July 4th found members at Locust Lake State Park doing a fish fry. We deep fried over 20 pounds of fish fillet and helped anyone under 16 to fish.
July 23rd members were at Friedensburg Fish and Game to help with 40 kids ages 10-12 fish for sun fish. Everyone caught at least one fish and filled a cooler with 66 sun fish altogether.
July 28th through August 1st was the Schuylkill County Fair. We had a stand in the sportsman building. This gave us a good chance to talk to the public and get our chapter’s name out there. Members gave away six dozen flies to anyone asking for one and each night we had a free drawing for one dozen fly/box. Our president and secretary gave an interview on Magic 105.5 FM promoting our chapter.
Our August Board and regular meeting will decide on which fundraisers we will be holding. Our last meeting for August 28th will be over in Tri-Valley along Pine Creek to have a stream project.
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